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MSNBC
Oct 9, 2013 9:00pm EDT
even need to see in the future, it is a dry run, they're doing it right now, for the 2014 election, are they doing a good job? that is coming up, stay with us. we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today at angieslist.com okay, who helps you focus on your recovery? yo, yo, yo. aflac. wow. [ under his breath ] that was horrible. pays you cash when you're sick or hurt? [ japanese accent ] aflac. love it. [ under his breath ] hate it. helps you focus on getting back to normal? [ as a southern belle ] aflac. [ as a cowboy ] aflac. [ sassily ] aflac. uh huh. [ under his breath ] i am so fired. you're on in 5, duck. [ male announcer ] when you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. >>> only thing that i have heard, you take it, put it in the microwave and heat it up. it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen, so worse case, some woman may have a little beard, we don't want to do that. >> we're about to put on screen what the governor said in response, and some of our viewer s who may find it distasteful may want to hit the mute bu
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
during the last election. a kind of denialism about saying that in fact the american people were supporting president obama. so much so that you remember on election night, there was genuine shock on the part of many republicans. >> no doubt. >> because they really honestly simply did not believe those data. and this is the same party that has been part of climate change, part of variety of denialisms where they actually look at data, look at evidence and say that's just not true. >> you know, congressman, when you ask who is to blame for the shutdown, the poll says 53% of republicans in congress. only 31% blame the president. but here's what two republican congressmen said when confronted with that poll about who is to blame. >> -- that republicans are taking the blame for this? >> well, we're trying to do the right thing. you know, we're trying not to be poll driven. >> -- the majority of the blame and the president is not? >> apparently in your mind, theres. >> no, there is. the poll. >> there's a lot of polls all the time. but we can't run the government based on polls. >> i
PBS
Oct 12, 2013 9:30am PDT
reaction before the general election. and bollywood divas pay tribute to a filmmaker on his 81st birthday anniversary. welcome back. you are watching "news week south asia." let's move on now. it's a litmus test and semifinal of sorts for india's main opposition party's prime minister candidate. analysts believe elections are slated to take place in 2014. it's a big test for the body, who challenges the incumbent's policies on all spheres. here's the report. india will hold five state elections in november and december, kicking off the contest that is expected to boost the profile. the poles set to begin on november 11 are seen as a runner-up for the national elections, which will be the world's biggest democratic exercise. most polls suggest popularity of economic growth at a time when india is suffering its worst slowdown in a decade. his party is trying to unseat the ruling party, which has been weakened by a string of corruption scandals, high inflation, and stuttering growth after nine years in power. however, it is counting on its record of support for the population, which
RT
Oct 14, 2013 7:29am EDT
afghanistan prepares for a presidential election many in the political and media mainstream speak of the country's first democratic transition this may or may not be true what is less talked about is the dire security situation on the ground whether karzai is angling to succeed him self the powerful presence of the taliban and whether the u.s. will ever actually leave afghanistan. to crimes like the upcoming election in afghanistan i'm joined by john glaser in washington he's a contributing editor at antiwar dot com and a columnist for the washington times community section also in washington we have michael kugel and he is an associate at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars and in philadelphia we crossed england in he is a political commentator and a writer or gentleman cross-talk rosen a fact that means you can jump in anytime you want john the reason if i go to you first in washington the reason i want to do this program is number one always make the american people and western publics remember what we did in afghanistan that's always a top priority for me i'm num
RT
Oct 14, 2013 2:29am EDT
actually leave afghanistan. to crimes like the upcoming election in afghanistan i'm joined by john glaser in washington he's a contributing editor at antiwar dot com and a columnist for the washington times community section also in washington we have michael kugel and he is an associate at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars and in philadelphia we crossed england in he is a political commentator and a writer or gentlemen crossed titles in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want john the reason if i go to you first in washington the reason i want to do this program is number one always make the american people and western publics remember what we did in afghanistan that's always a top priority for me and number two looking at the headlines democratic transition this is the first democratic transition in afghanistan and i'll give my opinion about that later but don't you think that the that's the wrong focus here is that actually nothing very good has happened in afghanistan the last twelve years and that's something western media and political elites don
RT
Oct 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
that may change future u.s. elections republican party donors suing to have limits on campaign donations removed possibly opening the door to even more unlimited money in our elections the latest on this major case ahead and at the national mall many are gathering in a rally in support of immigration reform they demand for momentum on a reform bill that helps the nation's millions of immigrants we'll take you to the rally later in today show. it's tuesday october eighth five pm in washington d.c. i'm sam sachs and you're watching our team and we begin with the supreme court which is beginning its new term with a case that could further open the door to unlimited money in american elections the case is mccutcheon versus the federal elections commission with mccutcheon arguing that limits on how much an individual can spend in total donating to political goal campaigns every two years is a restriction on their first amendment rights to free speech or currently the f.e.c. regulates just how much money can be directly handed over to political candidates every two years you can only
RT
Oct 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
coming up on our t. the supreme court takes on a case that may change future u.s. elections republican party donors suing to have limits on campaign donations removed possibly opening the door to even more unlimited money in our elections the latest on this major case ahead and while the government shutdown continues congress remains in deadlock again today president obama said he will not negotiate on the debt limit with harsh words for republicans on capitol hill more on the shutdown coming out. and at the national mall many are gathering at a rally in support of immigration reform they demand forward momentum on a reform bill that will help the nation's millions of undocumented immigrants take we'll take a look at that rally later in today's show. it's tuesday october eighth four pm in washington d.c. i'm sam sacks and you're watching our team and we begin with the supreme court which is beginning its new term with a case that could further open the door to unlimited money in american elections the cases mccutcheon versus the federal elections commission with mccutcheon a
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2013 1:00am PDT
, it is a dry run, they're doing it right now, for the 2014 election, are they doing a good job? that is coming up, stay with us. i'm christina caradona, i'm a fashion blogger, so style is my thing. and i'm not gonna let my period get in the way of what i want to wear! [ female announcer ] tampax radiant protects 30% better and comes with a resealable wrapper for discreet disposal. mix and match your protection with the whole radiant collection. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. >>> only thing that i have heard, you take it, put it in the microwave and heat it up. it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen, so worse case, some woman may have a little beard, we don't want to do that. >> we're about to put on screen what the governor said in response, and some of our viewer s who may find it
PBS
Oct 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, the number of french voters who would pick the far right national front if elections would have -- were held tomorrow. no surprise that the u.n.p. is tacking toward the national front. there are circumstances under which it would be ok to vote far right in a runoff election. it is not just france, bythe way. all of europe. we will see why in the france 24 debate. and we'll have our media watch segment. let's say hello once again to claire. >> shame on you, shout protesters as the head of the european commission and italy's prime minister visit lampedusa. a state funeral will be held for the victims of the boat disaster. egypt sets a trial date for mohamed morsi who has been held at a secret location since july. he faces charges of inciting murder and violence. france reveals the names of two more journalists held in syria. their families did not want their plight made public. first, it really is to hold a state funeral or the 300 african migrants who died last week when their boat sank off lampedusa. the announcement was made on a visit this wednesday alongside the head of the e
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2013 12:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 10:00pm PDT
vote in five of six elections for president. they know they have a lot of people who are gerrymandered. and radical changes in the senate house, super majority requirement, gives extra power to the minority. the conversations would this hurt them in the next election? hurt them in the presidency? or hurt them holding the majority? you don't need a majority if your goal is sabotage. you don't. you can do it with the minority. you can do it in the senate with obstruction. in boehner's caucus, this guy must be lying, don't have the votes. we know he does. won't bring it to the floor. the bare majority, though they lost popularity in the house, works. we have systemic problems underlying it. what was most interesting about john boehner's statements today. he doesn't believe it. several as go. he said the opposite, not deficit cutting, it was obama care. the deficit has been cut by half, the president said today. >> let's go to more what the president said in his news conference. he talked about the concept of ransom, something we are going to be hearing in every presidential press conferen
PBS
Oct 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
after a recent poll put the far right party in the lead in next may's european election. first, and a letter to barack obama, nine american senators from both sides of the aisle have said they are open to suspending the implementation of new sanctions against iran if it suspends uranium enrichment. israel's prime minister says that easing pressure on iran over its nuclear program at this stage would be an historic mistake. the comments coming a day before western powers begin a fresh round of talks with tehran. the government has already rejected one of their key demands. >> uranium produced in iranian plants will not be shipped abroad for enrichment. the top nuclear negotiator in tehran said the move constituted a red line that iran would not cross. next we will not allow uranium enrichment to be suspended, not even for one day. the enrichment itself is nonnegotiable. the extent and level of enrichment is negotiable. for various reasons, we will not agree to ship even one gram of uranium outside of iran. >> his comments come before talks in geneva where iranians will get around the t
PBS
Oct 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
coming up. the supreme court takes on the case that may change future elections. suing to have limits on campaign donations removed. ahead. at the national mall, many are gathering at a rally in support of immigration reform. they -- demand momentum on a bill affecting millions of immigrants. we take you to the rally later in today's show. it is tuesday, october 8, 5:00 p.m. in washington, d.c. we begin with the supreme court, which is beginning its new term with a case that could further open the door to unlimited money in american elections. the cases mccutchen versus the federal elections commission, with mccutchen arguing that limits on how much an individual can spend in total donating to political campaigns every two years is a restriction on their first amendment rights to free speech. currently it is regulated how much money can be directly handed over to political candidates. every two years you can only give at most $2600 to anyone political candidate. you can only give that most $32,400 to anyone national party committee. limits also exist on aggregate contributions, limiti
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
. how widespread down they're feeling? . >> you know the senate feels this way. they are elected, state wide, i don't think we have a great sense for exactly how the house members feel. we know they have given up on defunding obama care. how much they'll accept? you saw hal rodgers, talking none of the conservative who is actually going to wear the disagreement. he has until january. so we haven't seen a lot of house republicans so far say raise the debt ceiling until january 31st. i think we have to feel if more feel comfortable with this dole, susan colin the most moderate one in the chamber. >> you don't win over saying susan collins and lindsey graham are for this. >> i think it's interesting lindsey graham went over to meet with chambliss and boehner. he is trying to have it both way, maintain his reputation as someone that can work with people and get things done at the same time looking over his right shoulder. i also think the white house is doing something interesting here, they're trying to feed the republican their own tea party poison and seeing how that goes. they in
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2013 2:00am EDT
bilateral relationship with somalia. the election was a welcome of a lyrical -- was "stop because of the support for the peace process and the leadership role of our regional partners notably the african union and the intergovernmental authority. on january 17, we formally recognize the federal government of somalia after two decades a transitional government. nonetheless, the u.s. government also understood very clearly that somalia would face considerable challenges as it worked to rebuild its statehood. the successes of the african union mission in somalia, contribute companies and strategic partners to combat al- shabaab are demonstrating the strength of an action -- african led a model. this-based al qaeda affiliate is a dangerous present. the terrorist attacks on the west gate shopping mall for which al-shabaab has taken credit is a chilling example of the challenges for somalia and the region. extremism inggests the corner of africa maybe he bought them. it also makes clear that al- shabaab poses a threat to u.s. partner nations and american citizens and u.s. interests in the
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2013 4:00am EDT
, it was a line in the sand that was basically wiped away in the 2010 election. republicans picked up more seats than in any midterm election in almost 75 years. it was back then a sheepish feeling to put it mildly among democrats including the president. >> i'm not recommending for every future president that they take a shellacking like i did last night. >> that was president obama the day after that shellacking back in november 2010. two years earlier, being elected with the largest share of the vote for any democrat since lbj, now here he was acknowledging just how far public opinion had shifted. i get it, he was telling the country, i was going to change. then the next month after that shellacking but before the new congress got sworn into office, he made a deal with republicans to extend the bush tax cuts. after losing so badly at the polls, he changed his tune and he cut a deal that also included some new stimulus money. for the most part the left hated it. the polls also showed that the public actually liked it, they liked what they were seeing a real bipartisan deal. so the w
PBS
Oct 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
elections? the supreme court will decide. >> politicians are always hungry for more money. right now we limit the ways they can get that money. but what mccutcheon wants to do is make it easier for politicians to get that money. >> and -- >> curiosity depends upon your imagining something different from what exists. this radical notion that we aren't bound by everything that we see and that we're told. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. m
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2013 4:00pm EDT
the elections were this november. >> these are horrifying finger losing numbers for republicans. >> i don't know what this deal is. we're here to learn. >> on october 1st they rigged the rules of the house in order to keep the government shutdown. >> talk to republican leadership? we went over their heads to the american people. >> ted cruz is a fraud. >> we must stop it. we cannot accept it. >> knuckleheads. >> the house needs to keep doing what it's been doing which is stranding strong. >> in this republican government shutdown hurting the children of america. >> certainly hurting us. we make no apologies. >> this is madness. >> you still haven't figured out what it's all about, have you? >> starting to feel like this ending. >> no deal as far as we're concerned. >> surprise! >> let me get one wave before you take me. >> thank you and god bless you. >> this hour, the president is in a meeting at the white house with senate democratic leadership to discuss the ongoing negotiations. the meeting which was just announced is latest development in what's been a tumultuous 12th day of the
CBS
Oct 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. in the house and senate, the leaders are actually elected by the people they are leading. so the people who do the elections have enormous authority to run around-- i mean, back when reagan was trying to pass his tax bill asht one point, packwood, the chair of the finance committee, was totally off the reservation, dook whatever he wanted to. we don't do the american people a service when we pretend that the congress is supposed to be orderly and rational. it is not. it's not the nature of it. >> one of the problems from the beginning is it's unclear what this fight is about. right? it was about defunding the obamacare, or at least delaying the individual mandate or whatever. the ball has kept moving. the american people don't know what this fight is about. they're not going to get their way. the republicans went into a fight they could not win. everyone around them except for a hand full of the people in the middle of it it knew they couldn't win it. what is it about? kim you made the point now we're into a debt ceiling fight, and that should be about spending. but this has not
Al Jazeera
Oct 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
. he performed well, winning the early vote in mayoral elections. was this verdict expected? >> i don't think anyone really knew what was going to happen. this was an appeal against an earlier sentence of five years of charges of embezzlement. i think he and perhaps his family and wife and supporters will be released he's not spending the next five years in prison. he thinks the whole thing is trumped up against him. what should be on trial is the judicial system in russia, saying the charges were trumped up by the kremlin and president putin, a form of political revenge against him because of his long-running blog about corruption. he's the sharpest thorn in the side of the kremlin. this is a different case from earlier proceedings. s since standing in the moscow mayoral election he's been a serious challenge to the kremlin. he had 27% of the votes in the election last month. some 660,000 people voted for him. this was a great shock to the kremlin and the government and they were anxious to set up lavalni as a russian mandela, a martyr in prison. that's why we got the suspended s
LINKTV
Oct 14, 2013 5:30am PDT
election. those are the headlines this afternoon. take you for joining us on "france 24 pickup live from paris. democrats and republicans in the united states have continued their battle over the course of the week, and on the united states budget. time is running out to decide a new debt limit for public spending will stop if politicians fail to agree by thursday, the united states will not have enough money to pay its bills. that could result in a formal downgrading of the country's rated rating. bad news for the u.s. and the rest of the world. >> just three days left. if democrats and republicans cannot end the political stalemate i thursday, the united states will default on its debt. the head of the international monetary fund warned sunday of the consequences of the world's largest economy is unable to pay its bills. >> if there is that degree of disruption, that lack of certainty, that lack of trust in the u.s. signature, it would mean massive disruption the world over, and we would be at risk of tipping yet again into recession. >> the u.s. senate held meetings all weekend t
RT
Oct 9, 2013 10:00pm EDT
mean to circle out and that's sort of electively pain the end for that energy our history has been the servant of civilization absolutely and so to treat them like they're somehow the masters is absurd absolutely i'm saying they're getting a free ride this time free right if they want to tackle the last rays are only interested in problems that you can identify that require us all to sacrifice our freedom there is still there is still the same height and i will read what is for us free they have to do with the oil companies not a day that is supposed to have waste our when you say if you want to read over a mile when i didn't suppose you'd always but there's still a heightened level of risk from intro collisions between asteroids or other and the others can see the decks for that right now is closed your eyes john we are not allow. johnny who wants an asteroid to kill on a crowded out of me where a progressive effort to unite the world behind a vision to protect us from matt real risk because that could be scientifically calculated that actually the models work they predict how clo
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2013 12:00am EDT
parties democratically elected as long as the president and it is something different, referenced as democratically elected. is it more of an appointment there by tribal elders? the president has been elected by the mp's, but how much legitimacy do we have going forward? >> to preference that there was some criticism a year or so ago that some of the slots were going for about $25,000 and there was some corruption alleged. can you talk about that and what would you miss me legitimacy we have going forward? >> there have definitely been challenges of corruption in somalia through the years. that includes the list of benchmarks in the new constitution over the next several years. and this is historically a great deal of factionalism within somalia that would be important with the inclusive dialogue over the next 36 months to find a way forward and that kind of participation in the solution, this is one of the best opportunities and that kind of planning will have to continue are you bringing regional entities and bring in a lot of the local governments that have been critical for ho
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 4:00pm PDT
last election. today just 7% represent districts that president obama won last time. that means there are fewer potential crossover votes and a lot less insent ifor republicans to work with the white house. that means a more polarized u.s. congress. we'll be right back. so she could take her dream to the next level. that means a more polarized u.s. congress. we'll be right back. and selling her car wouldn't fly. we helped sydney manage her debt and prioritize her goals, so she could really turn up the volume on her dreams today... and tomorrow. so let's see what we can do about that... remodel. motorcycle. [ female announcer ] some questions take more than a bank. they take a banker. make a my financial priorities appointment today. because when people talk, great things happen. >>> if reasonable republicans want to talk about these things again, i'm ready to head up to the hill and try. but i'm not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy.
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2013 9:00pm EDT
battle of ideas, but you advances ideas through elections and legislation, not extortion. i know you are frustrated by what you see in your nation's capital right now. because it is easy to it lost in the political back-and-forth, i want you to remember. this is not normal. our government is closed for the first time in 17 years. risking default for the first time since the 1700's. this is not normal, and that is why we have to put a stop to it. not only because it is dangerous, but it saps everyone's faith in our extra nurses some of self-government. whether it is the work of creating jobs, growing the economy, or getting our fiscal house in order for the long haul, we have got a lot of work to do. does notbrinksmanship let us do and constant brinkmanship does not let us do it. and it looks real pain unreal people. it creates thousands of uncertainty for business. it threatens our nation's credit and standing in the world, and the longer it goes on, the more frequently this brinkmanship is inflicted, the more we will see markets react, businesses put off plans to spend and hire, and
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 2:00pm PDT
monkeying the numbers here, jimmying around with things in an election year. >> i don't know what tomorrow's job numbers are going to be. i have no doubt they'll cook the books. >> gun violence is plummeting. here we have a totally made-up crisis. in fact, i'll bet you -- it's kind of like global warming. >> now the president said travon could have been me 35 years ago. is that the president admitting that, i guess, what, he was part of a gang and smoked pot and did a little blow? >> in the front door. in and out the front door. yes, i spoke a little negro dialect there. i can do that when i want to. >> now, if you go from norfolk, virginia, all the way across the country to san francisco, you can pick these guys up all over the place, and that's what these truckers do all of the time. so now they're going to come to d.c. and they're going to give the support to these fringy republicans like john boehner, because we know it's obama's fault. boehner has no problem letting the government default on its debt to get what he wants, just like these truckers. boehner isn't thinking about
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 4:00pm EDT
congressional elections next year. >> that's the really big question, martin. because this is an eternity in politics before the next election. so certainly if it were held today, republicans would be devastated by this. it's a question of how much is the blame fixed in the public's mind if the republicans do shut down not just shut down the government, but actually go into default and we reach some entirely new economic recession, do they blame the incumbent party? or do they blame -- do they recall the blame for what actually occurred? it's not entirely clear, and that's why some republicans may say, if the economy tanks, they blame the democrats. >> of course. dana milbank and jonathan, thank you so much. >>> coming up, would a late deal on the debt ceiling have any chance of survival in the house? we'll talk to a house democrat to get his insight straight ahead. stay with us. ♪ you can't always get what you want ♪ ♪ but if you try sometimes we might find you get what you need ♪ the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a bet
CNN
Oct 7, 2013 9:00pm EDT
took on obama care. and then of course, i campaigned across this country all through 2012, said elect mitt romney and the majority in the house and senate, and we'll de-fund, replace and repeal obama care. and now, some of us are being accused of not being committed enough or being zealous enough, or being squishes. frankly i kind of resent that. >> i want you to imagine that you're two people for a minute. one, the president of the united states, and two, the speaker. if you were speaker boehner, what would you do to try to get through this? >> i think it is very difficult to say. because i'm a great admirer of the speaker, and it is very tough begin the divisions within his confines. i don't say under any circumstances that we debate the debt. as i think i saw him say on the sunday talk show. as far as the president is concerned i really think the president is not helping himself by not doing serious negotiations, particularly about the debt. the president should be doing what bill clinton did in 1995 and calling these people over to the white house, sitting down, having a conversat
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 1:00am PDT
centrist district. not impossible for a democrat to get elected there. more than 40% democrats in the district he got elected. including asheville, north carolina. all and all, the west, this western north carolina district. 11th district. big district. relatively rural south. for heath shuler to run there and win there, he had to run as a conservative. he ran as a democrat but as a conservative democrat. anti-gay rights, pro gun rights, anti-abortion. highest level member of the conservative blue dog democratic caucus. at one point, heath shuler refused to say he would vote for nancy pelosi as leader of the democrats in the house. asked who might be a better alternative he suggested himself. so heath shuler got elected in 2006. re-elected in 2008. re-elected in 2010. in 2010 that was a big year. a census year and the year of the big republican takeover coast to coast. and what republicans did with the census data and control of state government in north carolina was that they redrew heath shuler's congressional district. so that no democrat, no matter how conservative could ever
FOX News
Oct 9, 2013 1:00am PDT
cruz thinks this is a very important battle for the go gop. >> you look at the past four elections, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. two of the last four were a disaster for republicans. the only year a good year for republicans was 2010 when we painted in bold colors, not pastel paste pastels, we stood for principle. i think winning this fight right now is the most important thing we can do to see significant victories in 2014. >> on the other side, nbc's chuck todd sees a silver lining for democrats. >> if things really went off the cliff and the economy went down and the republicans are bearing the brunt, it would mean the democrats would have to win the quote-unquote generic ballot by eight, 9, 10 points. that happens in wave elections. it's more possible than i think some people give it credit for. >> all right. who's right. dana, you look at the current landscape, it's tough to tell what could happen in 2014. do you think to ted cruz's point, republicans with obamacare have something to coalesce around and something to run on? >> definitely. as bob knows, when it comes to who is ri
Al Jazeera
Oct 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
election that the taliban have pledged to disrupt with violence. we'll talk about all this tonight, but first, some background. >> what we have achieved in this agreement addresses the fundamental questions the president has raised about aggression, about support, about most importantly the protection of afghan people in their homes, in their lives. >> on saturday secretary of state john kerry revealed a partial agreement had been reached with afghanistan on the bilateral security accord, or the bsa. he spoke during his surprise trip to kabul. one matter lingered, however. the potentially deal-breaking issue of trial jurisdiction for american forces in afghanistan. >> we need to say that if the issue of jurisdiction cannot be resolved, then, unfortunately, there cannot be a bilateral security agreement. >> afghan president hamid karzai asserted the decision should be left up to his country's nation bodies. >> the issue of jurisdiction is one such issue that is beyond the authority of the afghan governme government. it is only and entirely up to the afghan people to decide upon through t
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peter lavelle as afghanistan prepares for a presidential election many in the political and media mainstream speak of the country's first democratic transition this may or may not be true what is less talked about is the dire security situation on the ground whether karzai is angling to succeed him self the powerful presence of the taliban and whether the u.s. will ever actually leave afghanistan. to cross like the upcoming election in afghanistan i'm joined by john glaser in washington he's a contributing editor at antiwar dot com and a columnist for the washington times community section also in washington we have michael kugel and he is an associate at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars and in philadelphia we crossed england in he is a political commentator and a writer or gentlemen cross-talk rules and a fact that means you can jump in anytime you want john the reason if i go to you first in washington the reason i want to do this program is number one always make the american people and western publics remember what we did in afghanistan that's always a top
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